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About Blue Between Jewelry:

Wearing a piece of designer jewelry from The Blue Between is like wearing a piece of art — each one-of-a-kind necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings is made from the finest sterling silver, artisan lampwork glass beads and pendants, semi-precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and glass beads, and is handcrafted using time-honored beading techniques including stringing, weaving, knotting, and wirework. Many of the components in each piece are handmade and unique; some are never to be duplicated. Each finished piece of jewelry is an inspired original, a beautiful piece of wearable art.

Materials:

Jewelry from The Blue Between is handcrafted using only the finest materials that will stand the test of wear and time.

Stringing materials include flexible beading wires from the SoftFlex lines, Fireline beadweaving thread made from recycled milk-cartons which is virtually unbreakable by hand, and depending on the style, leather, satin, or silk cords and fibers. Each strung piece is constructed using sterling silver crimps and clasps, or wired with sterling and/or fine silver wire. Woven items are constructed using multiple knots to ensure a long-lasting piece that won't break or loose beads.

Occasionally handcrafted artisan copper beads and clasps are used, however most pieces are made with sterling silver: many of the silver beads and components are handcrafted by jewelry artisans, the Karen Hill Tribe, or made in Bali.

Only quality gemstones, pearls and beads are used. All lampwork beads are handmade by artisans, never mass produced in foreign factories. Lampwork beads are cleaned of any bead-release residue and all jewelry is constructed in a smoke-free environment.

Care and Cleaning:

Your new jewelry will give you many years of enjoyment if you care for it as you would any other fine piece of jewelry.

Always remove your jewelry before doing heavy house or yard (or art!) work. Do not swim, shower, sunbathe, or exercise in your jewelry. Sleeping in your jewelry is not recommended.

Apply makeup, perfume or hair spray before you put on your jewelry.

Make sure to wipe your jewelry with a soft cloth after wear to remove any chemicals, oils or perspiration.

Store your jewelry in a clean, dry place out of direct sun light. Store jewelry flat so that the string doesn't stretch and the wires don't get tangled, and separate with a soft cloth so pieces don't get scratched. A jewelry roll, or individual cloth or plastic bags is a good way to keep your jewelry clean and safe.

Pearls benefit by wearing them - the oils in your skin will make them glow. Dull pearls beg to be worn. Always wipe with a soft cloth before putting them away. Pearls should be stored in a cotton-filled box or soft cloth bag.

Sterling Silver will keep it's shine longer if stored in sealed plastic bags. (Never store pearls in plastic bags!) Bring the shine back to your silver with a soft silver cleaning cloth. Never use harsh abrasive cleaners or silver polish as it may damage the other beads.

To clean gemstones or lampwork glass beads, lightly cleanse your jewelry with warm water and a little dish soap, rinse well and gently pat dry.


Birthstones:

Month Modern
Birthstones
Traditional
Birthstones
Mystical
Birthstones
January Garnet Garnet Emerald
February Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade
April Diamond Diamond Opal
May Emerald Emerald Sapphire
June Pearl, Moonstone Alexandrite Moonstone
July Ruby Ruby Ruby
August Peridot Sardonyx Diamond
September Sapphire Sapphire Agate
October Opal, Tourmaline Tourmaline Jasper
November Yellow Topaz, Citrine Citrine Pearl
December Turquoise, Blue Topaz Zircon, Lapis Onyx


Definitions and healing properties of gemstones:

A great list of the healing properties of gemstones can be found at PeacefulMind.com.

Another great source of gemstone information can be found here: http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/gemstones.htm.




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